Friday, March 1, 2013

Easy Apple Danish

Here's a quick-and-easy recipe that makes tasty little danishes. By using crescent roll dough, you can make these delicious pastries so easily!

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Recipe adapted from here.

1 can refrigerated crescent rolls
1/2 can apple pie filling (or any other kind of pie filling will work to make different flavors of danishes)
1 tbsp butter, melted
1 tbsp white sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1-2 tsp milk

1. Separate dough into triangles and combine two triangles at a time to make rectangles. You'll end up with four rectangles.
2. Mix cinnamon and white sugar in a small bowl.
3. Brush melted butter on the rectangles. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture (leaving a little extra to sprinkle on the danish tops later).
4. Roll each rectangle up (starting with the long side) into a long cylinder. Pinch the edges to close.
5. Coil each cylinder into a spiral (like a snail), then squish the spiral into a shallow bowl shape to make room for the filling.
6. Slice the apple pieces in the pie filling into smaller chunks (just stick a knife into the can and poke and slice). 
7. Place the crescent roll pieces onto a lightly-greased cookie sheet and top each one with a few tablespoons of the pie filling.
8. Sprinkle a little extra cinnamon sugar on the tops, and bake at 350 for 15-18 minutes.
9. While the danishes are baking, mix powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk in a small bowl. Stir until smooth to make a glaze. When the danishes come out of the oven, drizzle them with the glaze.

(pairing triangles to make rectangles)

(rectangles ready for cinnamon sugar!)

(long cylinders)

(turned into spirals)

(spirals smushed into shallow bowls)

(chopping apple pie filling)

(ready for the oven!)

(mixing the glaze)

(out of the oven, golden brown, and drizzled with glaze!)



1 comment:

  1. Oooh yum! I'm going to try these for a brunch party I'm hosting. Great idea!